Supporting Disaster Relief in Japan

Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Our immediate response to the disaster includes launching an employee giving campaign through the Cisco Foundation that will match up to US $1 million of Cisco employee donations.  We continue to monitor the situation and evaluate our ongoing response to the disaster.

Following is a list of organizations we provided to employees to consider making donations for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.  Visit these organizations directly for information about how you can get involved.

American Red Cross – International Response Fund and National Headquarters
Canadian Red Cross
Doctors without Borders, USA
Mercy Corps (on behalf of Japan-based Peace Winds)
Oxfam, Great Britain
Save the Children, USA
Second Harvest (Japan)

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  1. my warm condolence goes out to the people of japan and wish them many more progress to come not a setback.

  2. If only a whole lot more companies did the same thing?!

  3. I wish all the best for Japan and Japanese people. They are great nation and they have helped my people in Bosnia after war during ’92-’95.

  4. Many thanks, from an American living in Japan.

    Food for thought, you might consider adding the Japanese Red Cross, since it’s not clear (as far as I know) whether the US Red Cross will have its aid accepted, for whatever reason.

    Again, thanks for thinking of all of us over here, whether we were born here or not.


  5. Nice to see a great American company like Cisco supporting relief efforts in Japan. Our prayers are with you Japan!

  6. I lived in Tokyo for 5 years and attended Seisen International School. From experience, I can tell you that Japan is not simply a beautiful country but is blessed with a wonderful people. The Japanese tend towards selfless dedication to their country and work. So, as unspeakably horrifying as is this disaster, I have no doubt that the Japanese will rebuild all in record time. They are an indomitable and admirable people.

    I have donated to the relief effort and encourage all to do the same. With or without help, the Japanese will rise above this but help will speed things along. Besides, let’s not lose sight of the fact that we live in an inextricably interconnected world; a shock to the Japanese economy is a shock to the global economy. We cannot, in other words, afford not to help.

    Thank you Cisco for your efforts and for shoeing, yet again, that you are a true global corporate citizen.


  7. Wow I’m very impressed that cisco employees were able to raise a million dollars US. I’ve seen mutiple companies raising money for the disaster in Japan, but Cisco employees take the cake.

    Good job guys

  8. That is so nice for people to take pride in helping others. Japan is crippled by this natural disaster and is definitely in need of this help. There are over ten thousand missing and there are 100 hundred thousand children displaced. Our prayers go out to the families of this horrific disaster.

  9. We all pray for japan. and i will give a donation through this program

  10. I donated through this program. So proud to work for a company like Cisco with a strong sense of social responsibility. My prayers go out to the people of Japan. May they find strength and comfort.

  11. I do not see any German organization. You should upload a link for a German fund too.


    Rene Coburger

  12. Hi Robyn….can you provide the link to Doctors Without Borders?
    Says web site not found. thx for the blog!